REMUS 100 Uncrewed Underwater Vehicles deployed for military survey
Held across training areas in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California from 29 June to 04 August 2022, Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2022 (RIMPAC) is a biennial international military exercise hosted by Commander, U.S Pacific Fleet. Approximately 1,600 Australian Defence Force personnel joined twenty-five international partners to undertake the world’s largest international maritime exercise. The ADF contribution was substantial including HMA Ships Canberra, Supply and Warramunga, two RAAF P-8A Poseidon aircraft, a submarine, mine warfare, military survey and clearance diving capabilities, and a Joint Landing Force led by the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment accompanied by personnel and capabilities from across Australian Army units.
Royal Australian Navy hydrographic surveyors joined the San Antonio-class transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD-27) working with surveyors from the Royal New Zealand Navy to locate inert mines along the coast of Southern California. Deployable Geospatial Survey Teams (DGST) collected environmental data to support the whole intelligence picture that supports decision making of the task group commander. DGST worked with the US Navy fleet survey team who provide a similar function for the USN. Both navies operate REMUS 100 Uncrewed Underwater Vehicles (UUV) supporting commonality and interoperability in operations support in the Pacific.